Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.
Tokischa, the viral, Rosalía-collaborating Dominican rapper, teams up with Marshmello for a racy and sharp-edged vogue anthem that’s ready for the upcoming ball season. (YouTube)
Maggie Lindemann taps Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn to scream out their frustrations on “how could you do this to me,” their cathartic, hardcore-lite song dedicated to toxic partners. (YouTube)
Pretty much all of Girlpool’s excellent new album Forgiveness is extremely intimate, but Avery’s guitar ballad “see me now” — a tender song about the way others perceive you — is a standout. (YouTube)
Australia-based Zambian rapper Sampa The Great kicks off an intriguing new chapter with “Lane,” made great by her nimble and baby-voiced flow and team-up with Denzel Curry. (YouTube)
Daine, a promising protegé of the emo pop wave and Charli XCX favorite, gets deep in her feelings on the hollow teen dispatch “weekends,” her catchiest song yet. (YouTube)